Workplace issues

CCA contractual issues

CCA Resource Guide

The NALC City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide was created to assist both new CCAs and experienced CCAs alike. It thoroughly covers the letter carrier job and the rights and benefits afforded to CCAs. The guide also provides information and guidance for CCAs during the process of conversion to full-time career status.

MOU on signing overtime lists

Under M-01878 (May 20, 2016), NALC and USPS agree to continue to allow the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process that allows employees who transfer from another installation, or part-time flexibles and city carrier assistants (CCAs) converted to full-time status after the two-week period for signing the overtime desired lists, to place their names on either the overtime desired list or work assignment list. See also M-01858 (April 1, 2015), M-01836 (March 31, 2014), and M-01828 (Dec. 4, 2013).

MOU on Sunday delivery—City Carrier Assistant staffing

Under M-01877 (May 20, 2016), NALC and the Postal Service agree that city carrier assistants (CCAs) who served a cumulative 360 days as a city carrier assistant directly before being converted to full-time career status will not serve a probationary period during the term of this MOU, which is effective through May 20, 2016. The parties also agree to continue jointly monitoring on a weekly basis at the national level the necessary CCA resources during the implementation of the MOU Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01856) and the Sunday parcel delivery test. See also  M-01857 (April 1, 2015), M-01835 (March 31, 2014) and M-01826 (Oct. 22, 2013).

Compensability of time spent and costs incurred by CCAs when obtaining fingerprints for background investigation required for conversion to full-time career status

Under M-01854 (Feb. 4, 2015), NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q11N-4Q-C 14278874 concerning the compensability of time spent and costs incurred by city carrier assistants (CCAs) when obtaining fingerprints for the background investigation required for conversion to full-time career status by agreeing that reasonable and necessary time spent by CCAs obtaining fingerprints necessary for a background investigation under the subject circumstance is compensable time. Additionally, the Postal Service is responsible for any direct costs for fingerprinting.

MOU on CCAs being temporarily assigned to other post offices

NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a memorandum of understanding, Re: City Carrier Assistants – Temporary Assignments to Other Post Offices (M-01827), that defines the process for temporarily assigning city carrier assistants (CCAs) to other post offices.

Memorandum of understanding on city carrier assistant staffing extended

The parties agreed on the MOU Re: Sunday Delivery – City Carrier Assistant Staffing (M-01835, March 31, 2014), which extends the agreement that city carrier assistants who served as city carrier TEs directly before their initial CCA appointment will not serve a probationary period when converted to full-time career status during the term of this MOU, which is effective through March 31, 2015. Additionally, the parties agreed to continue the process of jointly monitoring on a weekly basis at the national level the necessary CCA resources during the implementation of the MOU Re: Residual Vacancies - City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824), the MOU Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01834) and the Sunday parcel delivery test.

Questions and Answers—2011-2016 NALC-USPS National Agreement

This jointly-developed document (M-01870) provides the mutual understanding of the national parties on issues related to the 2011 USPS/NALC National Agreement. It is separated in two sections: the first concerning city carrier assistants (CCAs) and the second section addresses other contractual provisions. This document fully replaces earlier Questions and Answers, 2011 USPS/NALC National Agreement (M-01819 and M-01833). New questions and responses are identified by underscoring. This document may be updated if agreement is reached on additional matters concerning the collective-bargaining agreement.

2013 Rap Session slide presentation on organizing CCAs

This slide presentation was used by then-Director of City Delivery Lew Drass during a presentation on organizing city carrier assistants (CCAs) at the national rap session in Las Vegas on Feb. 9, 2013. This presentation covers the evolution of the letter carrier workforce since the beginning of collective bargaining over 40 years ago. It also details many of the benefits of joining the NALC for CCAs.